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26 Stimulating Sex Facts

Turn up the AC because these 26 sex facts will have you grasping for the nearest piece of mail to fan your blushing face. Note to self: visit Greece & Japan

  1. Besides it being ridiculously exciting and pleasurable, sex burns off an average of about 100 calories per session. Not a bad workout!
  2. Did you get laid last night? You’re not alone. There are an estimated 100 million acts of sexual intercourse had each day.
  3. Remember that “once you pop you can’t stop,” Pringles ad? It’s kind of like that with sex, the more you have the more you want.
  4. The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes. That’s two whole weeks of kissing! Sounds like a good vacation.
  5. Women who take hormonal contraceptives tend to be more attracted to men with lower testosterone levels and less super masculine physical characteristics according to research. But, women tend to desire overtly masculine men during their most fertile times in their cycle (and more likely to stray during that time as well). That time period is also the easiest time for women to reach orgasm.
  6. The larger a man’s testicles, the more likely he is to stray.
  7. How often do you think about sex? For men, it’s 19 times a day on average, whereas women thought about sex 10 times a day on average.
  8. For 75% of men, ejaculation occurs within 3 minutes of penetration.
  9. A teaspoon of semen contains approximately 5 calories. Upon ejaculation, two to five million sperm on average are released and can travel as fast as 28 miles per hour. Within the ejaculate small traces of over 30 different substances have been found including nitrogen, fructose, lactic acid, ascorbic acid, inositol, cholesterol, glutathione, creatine, pyruvic acid, citric acid, sorbitol, urea, uric acid and Vitamin B12, along with various salts and enzymes.
  10. Sex releases tension, which restricts blood vessels in the brain and thus can actually help a headache go away.
  11. Cha-Cha, va-jayjay, pootang, muff, coochie, the list for vulva euphemisms go on and on with over 1,000 terms recognized in the English language.
  12. The clitoris is a powerhouse of nerves with 8,000 nerve endings, which is double the amount that exists in the penis.
  13. The average woman can reach orgasm in about 4 minutes through masturbation, while through intercourse, it can take up to 20 minutes; a woman will have sex with a partner more than 3,000 times over the course of her reproductive years.
  14. 5.6 inches, is the average size of an erect penis. The longest penis ever recorded was 13 inches, the smallest, a wee 1 centimeter.
  15. A fourth of all penises are slightly bent when erect.
  16. Women consider penis size the ninth most important feature for a man; men on the other hand, rate it much more highly, in third place.
  17. Men, want to improve your chances? Eat your celery. The crunchy green releases androstenone and androstenol odour molecules into the mouth that travel to the back of the throat and then to the nose. The pheromones can help boost arousal turning you on, which causes the body to send off scents and signals that can make you more desirable to women.
  18. The longer a man’s ring finger is compared to his index finger, the more testosterone he has.
  19. The word “fetish” comes from the Portuguese feitico, meaning “charm” or “sorcery”.
  20. The most popular fetishes in western culture? Look down. The answer is shoes and feet.
  21. The Ancient Egyptians used dried crocodile dung as a contraceptive. The dung contains spermicidal properties similar to those used on condoms.
  22. Who has the most sex in the world? The Greeks, with an average of 138 times a year.
  23. 75% of Japanese women own a vibrator. The average worldwide is 47%.
  24. There’s a reason you can’t stop thinking about that special new guy or girl in your life: MRI scans have shown that falling in love sends blood rushing to the “pleasure center” areas of the brain—the same areas that are responsible for obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Falling in love also lowers serotonin levels, which is common in people with obsessive-compulsive disorders, says Mary Lynn, DO, co-director of the Loyola Sexual Wellness Clinic at Loyola University in Chicago. “This may explain why we concentrate on little other than our partner during the early stages of a relationship,” she says, and also why we tend to idealize new partners and turn a blind eye to their faults.
  25. Thinking about someone else while banging? You’re not alone. 70% of people have admitted to fantasizing about other people while having sex.
  26. 44% of women find it impossible to enjoy sex with a man who is not their intellectual equal. 33% of men who were polled feel the same way.

[image via Valeria C★Preisler on flickr]

About the Author:

Krystal Baugher

Krystal Baugherlives in Denver, Colorado. She is the founder of Go Eat a Carrot, a website dedicated to exploring the worlds of pleasure and politics. Find her on Instagram to stay up to date with all of her shenanigans.


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